News: Accolades

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


Starbird, Martines and Dillig Selected for Texas 10 Recognition

Three faculty members in the College of Natural Sciences were chosen for an honor given by The Alcalde.

Theresa Martines, Işıl Dillig and Michael Starbird


Plant Biologist Awarded Stephen Hales Prize

Keiko Torii received the prize in recognition of her outstanding contributions in the field.

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Science News

Muñoz Named Among Science News’ SN 10 List of Scientists to Watch

The scientist developed a ruler with the power to size up the early university and shed light on the cosmic dawn.

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Williamson and York Receive Fulbright Awards

The  Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

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Page Selected as a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for 2023

Selected faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, possess a strong body of scholarship and exhibit a high regard for education.

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Hear from Three Seniors Among This Year’s Graduates of Distinction

Several graduating seniors from CNS have been recognized for their distinctive accomplishments, including the three individuals highlighted here.

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UT Austin Mathematician Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Cameron Gordon, a mathematician known for his research on knots, was elected to the country’s most prestigious scientific organization.

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Meet the 2023 Dean’s Honored Graduates for the College of Natural Sciences

Twenty-seven graduates are being honored for academic excellence as well as distinctions across areas, including research, service and leadership.

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Two College Faculty Receive Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships

Two faculty members in the life sciences received the honor for excellence in teaching.

Tim Riedel (left) examines a wiring circuit with a student. Anita Latham (right) writes on a chalkboard.


Jason McLellan Receives Inaugural Award To Recognize Research Impact

A structural biologist at UT Austin who played a key role in the development of COVID-19 vaccines has received the first Research Impact Award.

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